Poquet Auto Blog

Weird Driving Laws in Minnesota and Beyond

Posted by Poquet Auto on Feb 23, 2016 11:00:05 AM

Rules of road are typically based on safety. Nevertheless, as times and technology change, effectively changing the logic for the initial rule, many laws are often left on the books to rot and end up on lists like these for a good chuckle.

Here in Minnesota, we are not immune to strange and unusual driving laws. Check out these two doozies:

  1. It is against the law to drive a red car on Lake Street in Minneapolis. Really, it is. We’re not entirely sure why.
  2. In Minnetonka, it is illegal to drive a truck with mud on the tires. Well, not exactly. If the mud stays on your tires, you’re fine. However, should mud or any debris be left on the roadway, you are considered a public nuisance and subject to a fine.

Whether they are simply outdated or ridiculous to begin with, here are 10 strange laws from around the nation.

  1. Denver prohibits driving a black car on Sunday.
  2. Tennessee and Mississippi both have laws that require female drivers to have a male flagger walking in front of the vehicle.
  3. Oregon has a law against leaving your car door open too long.
  4. Oregon also makes it mandatory to yield to pedestrians while driving on a sidewalk. Seems reasonable enough.
  5. In California, it is illegal for anyone to jump from a car that is going more than 65 miles an hour.
  6. It is also illegal for women to drive in California while wearing a bathrobe.
  7. It is illegal to spit from a car or a bus in Marietta, Georgia. It is, however, okay to spit from a truck.
  8. In Rhode Island, it is illegal to pass someone without making an audible noise.
  9. In Hilton Head, South Carolina, it is illegal to store trash in your vehicle. Ah, rats!
  10. We guess this last one is a good law; however, we’re just a bit concerned as to why officials in Dublin, Georgia deemed it necessary to make driving through playgrounds illegal on the books.

We did our due Google-search diligence to figure out why it remains illegal to drive a red car on Lake Street to no avail. Do you know the history of this law? If you do, please share in the comments below.

 

Poquet Auto

Topics: Tips & Helpful Info

Subscribe Today

      

CAR OF THE MONTH

 

You are viewing an immaculate Crystal White Volvo XC60 T6 Momentum AWD that has over $8,000 worth of options, only 17,300 miles, and an original sticker price of $55,090!

Features: Navigation, Panoramic Roof, Leather, Heated Seats, BLIS, Lane Departure Warning, Harman Kardon Sound, Multimedia Pkg, Heated Steering Wheel, Premium Pkg, 20" Wheels, Rear Camera.

View this Car >>

ANNE'S CAR OF THE WEEK

 Annes COTW 11202019

2016 Land Rover LR4 HSE Silver Edition

This stunning 2016 Land Rover LR4 HSE Silver Edition has only 28,337 miles and an original sticker price of $60,495!

Features: Navigation, Dual Moonroof, Leather, Heated Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, BLIS, Meridian Sound, Climate Comfort Pkg, 3rd Row, Surround View Camera

View this Car >>

DAVE'S CAR OF THE WEEK

DavesCOTW11192019

2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia Sport

You are viewing an impeccable Alfa Rosso Alfa Romeo Giulia AWD that has $1,500 worth of options, only 3,300 miles, and an original sticker price of $43,340! 

Features and options are: Cold Weather pkg, Hated Front Seats, Leather Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Satellite Radio (subscription required), Red Brake Calipers, and a Rear Camera.

View this Car >>

Recent Posts

People Love Us On Yelp - 2017 Award Recipient